Something that hit me this week was an impression I received when I was reading Henry B. Eyring's talk, "Where two or three are gathered" from General Conference. A lot of the people we are finding have some serious challenges to progress. Some struggle with really strong addictions and others struggle with problems at home. My zone leaders use the phrase, "with God, this work is easy." The first time I heard that, I thought, "How is it easy? I'm outside all day in the heat, and my job is to change people's lives by helping them come unto Christ. I have to help these people with problems that are very real and very difficult to resolve." But when I read the part when Henry B. Eyring uses this scripture, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, … where two or three are gathered together in my name, … behold, there will I be in the midst of them—even so am I in the midst of you" that I felt that my companion and I are not alone in this work. I understood what my zone leaders were trying to communicate with the phrase, "With God, this work is easy." When I am out in the streets, when I am teaching, when I am trying to help someone, Heavenly Father is working along side. He sends the Holy Ghost to testify and sent His Son to carry out the Atonement, though which we can be clean and receive the strength we need. When I am not with my investigators, God is still working to help them. So with this divine help, the work really is easy. Yes, there will hard moments, moments that will try how much I trust in God, but these moments are there to help me learn and help me strengthen my faith. I know that this is God's work, and I'm so grateful that I'm a part of it!
I love y'all!
P.S. Shout out to my dad for Father's Day! My dad is the best, and I'm so proud of him! He has always been an example for me, and I'm so grateful that I could be the daughter of such a great man!